RCRY taking over Metuchen Yd

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RCRY taking over Metuchen Yd

Postby enginedave » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:22 pm

A reliable source tells me Conrail is giving up Metuchen to the Raritan Central...
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Re: RCRY taking over Metuchen Yd

Postby TAMR213 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:34 pm

WHAT? This is big news to me. Can you please elaborate? How will operations be affected? Will the RCRY be able to have a crew qualified for the corridor? I've also heard over the past few years that the RCRY will be opening an intermodel port on the Raritan, but it seems nothing has come of that yet. I almost hate to say it, but it kinda makes sense.
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Re: RCRY taking over Metuchen Yd

Postby railroadcarmover » Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:48 pm

It was my understanding from a few years ago when this was proposed that CSAO would base their operations out of a office trailer to be set up at the yard adjacent to the northbound side of the NEC south of the 287 overpass. CSAO would still control train activity on the NEC.
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Re: RCRY taking over Metuchen Yd

Postby enginedave » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:49 pm

RCRY now has an agreement with CRSA to take outbounds up to Metuchen Yd and bring inbounds back. The dry runs will start this weekend (6/04/11) beginning Saturday @ 1030am approx. So get your cameras and wait at the Rt 1 xing. Big Green is coming thru... Could be the beginning something much bigger in the near future...
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Re: RCRY taking over Metuchen Yd

Postby faxman » Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:38 pm

As of last week RCRY are still doing there interchange at riverside rd trackage.
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Re: RCRY taking over Metuchen Yd

Postby TAMR213 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:41 pm

This months Rumorpace states that the RCRY is looking to acquire four new locomotives to handle the "increased traffic" due to this deal, but that CSAO will still be serving the Hatco plant...
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Re: RCRY taking over Metuchen Yd

Postby enginedave » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:59 am

The president of RCRY is too cheap to buy any locomotives. He kept changing his mind yet frets over the upkeep costs of the junk he has. He is a complete moron that doesn't know how to run a railroad and keeps pissing off CR. I bet the derail still hasn't come down off of the Heller Park lead because of the way he mouthed off to CR.
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Re: RCRY taking over Metuchen Yd

Postby faxman » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:25 pm

For the last 2 week I have not seen the RCRY on the riverside dr siding droping or picking up cars. just Conrail down to the chemial plant mid day
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Re: RCRY taking over Metuchen Yd

Postby railroadcarmover » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:04 pm

faxman wrote:For the last 2 week I have not seen the RCRY on the riverside dr siding droping or picking up cars. just Conrail down to the chemial plant mid day



RCRY now runs its outbounds up to Metuchen Yard. They cross Route 1 around 6:00 / 6:30am. They drop their empties in Metuchen on 2 tracks and pull back to Raritan Center with their inbounds. They started this about a month ago.
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Re: RCRY taking over Metuchen Yd

Postby RailsEast » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:08 pm

Forgive the cross-post (another thread on the NJ forum)..... 2 LTEX units are on the property now...

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Re: RCRY taking over Metuchen Yd

Postby Mike77E9 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:33 pm

railroadcarmover wrote:RCRY now runs its outbounds up to Metuchen Yard. They cross Route 1 around 6:00 / 6:30am. They drop their empties in Metuchen on 2 tracks and pull back to Raritan Center with their inbounds. They started this about a month ago.


I've been hearing them call Conrail Browns on AAR 58 when they want to go into Metuchen yard to make their drop/make their pickup. They have been calling themselves 'RC1'

Is there any more confirmation of the RCRY taking over Metuchen Yard? Also, i came across this on their website the other day: http://www.raritanexpress.com/route.html

Wouldn't this 'Raritan Express Shuttle' be stepping on NS,CSX,CSAO's toes at all? Looks like they have it going up the chemical coast. Close up on the map here: http://www.raritanexpress.com/assets/im ... map-lg.jpg
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Re: RCRY taking over Metuchen Yd

Postby bigblue5277 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:14 am

Mike77E9 wrote:
railroadcarmover wrote:RCRY now runs its outbounds up to Metuchen Yard. They cross Route 1 around 6:00 / 6:30am. They drop their empties in Metuchen on 2 tracks and pull back to Raritan Center with their inbounds. They started this about a month ago.


A pair of LTEX units lead a train of 15 cars or so east across Rt. 1 at 8:50am this morning. The train was also trailed by a pair of RCRY Geeps. Must have been the move mentioned above. As nice of a surprise as this was, why were they crossing Rt. 1 at the height of the morning rush hour? I guess it doesn't matter as Rt. 1 is always jam-packed. Does anyone know how regular this move is?
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Re: RCRY taking over Metuchen Yd

Postby Sir Ray » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:10 pm

so, 3 years down the road, is this still true?

He [the president of RCRY] is a complete moron that doesn't know how to run a railroad and keeps pissing off CR. I bet the derail still hasn't come down off of the Heller Park lead because of the way he mouthed off to CR.
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Re: RCRY taking over Metuchen Yd

Postby TAMR213 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:47 pm

bigblue5277 wrote:
Mike77E9 wrote:
railroadcarmover wrote:RCRY now runs its outbounds up to Metuchen Yard. They cross Route 1 around 6:00 / 6:30am. They drop their empties in Metuchen on 2 tracks and pull back to Raritan Center with their inbounds. They started this about a month ago.


A pair of LTEX units lead a train of 15 cars or so east across Rt. 1 at 8:50am this morning. The train was also trailed by a pair of RCRY Geeps. Must have been the move mentioned above. As nice of a surprise as this was, why were they crossing Rt. 1 at the height of the morning rush hour? I guess it doesn't matter as Rt. 1 is always jam-packed. Does anyone know how regular this move is?


When they still interchanged with CSAO in Raritan Center, I believe it was pretty much every weekday but I'm not sure about more recent times.

Sometimes a train going across Route 1 while its packed would actually help traffic by thinning it out a bit.
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